We had a great turnout for the first GP Talent Forecast! Thank you to everyone that attended and for your interest in helping us align the workforce development efforts in Greater Peoria. Over 100 regional educators, economic development professionals, elected officials and business owners showed up to understand our survey findings and find out how to plug-in to our workforce development programs.
Kate Cundiff, our Director of Workforce Solutions provided an overview of the 2017-2018 report along with an outline of why these numbers matter and how we plan to use them to guide our collective programming with our regional partners.
Mary Pille, president of Junior Achievement of Central Illinois, introduced everyone to GP JobSpark, a successful career expo model for 8th graders. We are hosting our first GPJobSpark this fall to expose our students to the numerous careers available in our top regional industry clusters. Stay tuned as that event develops over the coming months.